THE FIVE THEMES OF GEOGRAPHY VOCABULARY CORE CONCEPTS 1. 2 (PAGES C 6 -C 7)
KEY NOTES AND TERMS 1. The five themes of geography are location, place, region, movement, and human-environment interaction. 2. Geographers answer 2 basic questions: 1. Where are things located? 2. Why are they there? 3. Location – where something is. *Absolute location – describes a place’s exact position on Earth in terms of longitude and latitude Ex: The center of Washington, D. C. is at the intersection of the 38° 54’(‘ = minutes) north latitude and 77° 2’ west longitude. *Relative location – the location of a place relative to another place. Ex: Washington, D. C. is about 200 miles southwest of New York City.
THE FIVE THEMES NOTES AND KEY TERMS CONTINUED…. 4. Place – refers to the mix of human and nonhuman features at a given location. Ex: hilly, wet, on a river, major city 5. Region – an area with at least one unifying physical or human feature Ex: climate, landforms, population, or history. 6. Movement – explores how people, goods, and ideas get from one place to another. Ex: food, fuel, and other basic goods.
THE FIVE THEMES NOTES AND KEY TERMS CONTINUED…. . LAST ONE 7. Human-Environment Interaction - considers how people affect their environment, or their natural surroundings, and how their environment affects them. Ex: The movement of water from the Potomac River into Washington’s water system.